Godard’s ‘Vivre sa Vie’ is a half-century young today

heureux 50eme anniversaire!

Still smokin': Anna Karina on the set of VIVRE SA VIE, 1962. © Copyright The Criterion Collection.

Thanks to Criterion for the reminder: 50 years ago today, Jean-Luc Godard’s Vivre sa Vie premiered in France. But as a song by a band called, ahem, Alphaville put it, this is a film that will be ‘forever young.’

To read just a few reasons why this movie may well prove timeless, and to check out the groovy trailer, click here.

Visit the film’s Criterion page for a roundup of essays by Luc Sante and other writers.

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